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January 6, 2015 10:33 AM EST

In many ways, 2014 was a landmark year for women in film. But don’t expect to see a ton of progress for women in Hollywood this year: of the 100 wide-release movies scheduled for this year, only seven are directed by women. Still, studios are finally beginning to recognize that making movies that tell women’s stories and draw female audiences is just a good business decision. Here are 22 movies made by or starring women that we’re excited to see this year.

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Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.

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